Winter 2018/19

Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

Victoria County History

“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

Winston Churchill

As we near the end of 2018 all three volumes – Cheltenham, Cirencester, Yate and the Sodburys - are at a point where, although there is still a lot of work to do and I can't claim the end is in sight, I do at least feel that we know where we're going and how to get there and that we are already a good way down the right road. Listening to the lunchtime news today, I could only have wished that our politicians could say the same about the project that Must Not Be Named.

You'll find drafts of our Work in Progress are posted on the VCH Central website ( and we will be posting more over the next few months.

We welcome comments on these, so do please have a look and let us know what you think. We also make transcriptions of documents we've used in our research available through the VCH Explore website (

During the building work our regular meetings for volunteers have been suspended, but we are now planning a get-together early in 2019. We are also contemplating running some short training sessions for volunteers on specific aspects of research. Do get in touch, if there's some skill, area of research or type of document you'd be interested in learning more about.

If you are interested in being kept in touch with our activities by e-mail, do let me know.

Jan Broadway, VCH Co-ordinator


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